Overview

Pulmonary medicine consultation

A pulmonary medicine specialist talks with a woman about her condition.

Mayo Clinic is one of the leading medical facilities in North America for the diagnosis and treatment of lung (pulmonary) and sleep disorders. Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic are experts at solving the most serious and complex medical challenges faced by people with conditions that affect the lungs and breathing.

Mayo Clinic pulmonologists are part of an integrated team of highly specialized medical and surgical experts who work together to care for people of all ages. They use the latest technology to provide exactly the care you need, whether you are an outpatient or in a hospital setting, including an intensive care unit. And their commitment to innovation and research means that you have access to advanced treatment options.

Mayo Clinic's specialists in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine strive to provide individualized care for each person, providing the right treatment based on an accurate diagnosis and an assessment of your needs.

Collaborative care, focused on you

More than 90 doctors specializing in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine work with allied health professionals to provide the care you need at Mayo Clinic's three campuses.

Pulmonologists also collaborate with experts in nearly every specialty to deliver effective, personalized care. The pulmonary medicine team works closely with colleagues who specialize in thoracic surgery, critical care, sleep medicine, pediatric sleep medicine, transplant, oncology, internal medicine, radiology, radiation oncology, pathology, ear, nose and throat (otorhinolaryngology), rheumatology, allergy and immunology, neurology, lung transplant, and others areas. This tradition of collaboration helps ensure your doctor develops an individualized treatment plan that considers your needs and all aspects of your condition.

In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders treatment to their local communities.

Pulmonary medicine experts use advanced endoscopic techniques to diagnose and treat lung conditions.

Teams of specialists collaborate to treat people with rare, serious and complex conditions.

Experienced specialists

Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine experts at Mayo Clinic have experience diagnosing and treating all types of diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including very rare conditions. They use the latest equipment and minimally invasive techniques.

Each year, more than 65,000 people with severe and chronic lung conditions are treated at Mayo Clinic. This breadth of experience means your doctors are prepared with the knowledge and resources you need.

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic's pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine researchers are committed to improving the care of people with diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. They are at the forefront of innovation in advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, including critical care sonography, bronchoscopy techniques and a healthy lifestyle program for managing chronic lung conditions.

Mayo Clinic's strong influence in pulmonary medicine innovation and research extends back decades. In World War II, Mayo scientists developed the oxygen mask, the G-suit, the original pulse oximeter and sleep medicine advances. In 1972, they developed the first technique of lung biopsy by bronchoscopy.

April 11, 2018
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